Hmmm..... I think it's time I back out of this.
It's obvious what the article was talking about, only by politicking away at the language used is there a way to excuse him. I bet my lunch money the author thinks there is a way to buy endless front of line privilege at Disney World and that is exactly what he meant.
I'll also go so far to say that he's not a very good writer on account of his over use of coma splices, which every high school writing class will tell you to avoid. Also his use of hyperbole as a substitute for an actual point. No, he's not a very good writer. He's lucky as he has a job writing for the Times, but he's not very good.
I suppose they may have seen through my clever ruse as a rich person and kept information from me. Any rich people want to give me the password so I can have access to this information?